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,000 guns. baltimore police have removed that significant number from city streets. investigator mike hellgren breaks down the statistics and what it all means. >> reporter: there has been a barrage of stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quiet
with this. >> there's been a harrowing stang operation going on. a week-long in ocean city, ends with nearly two dozen people being indicted on drug charges. police say 17 people are in custody and six are being sought. they were arrested following a six-week investigation, in which officers made drug by buys. investigators think the rise is due to an ongoing crackdown on prescription drug abuse. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem of prescription drug shortages to the national spotlight. and now, a prominent local hospital tells maryland lawmakers how the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how a drug shortage nearly affected surgeries at the anne arundel medical center. derek? >> reporter: lawmakersmakers have have been hearing an earful about problems that they are being forced to deal with. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgery on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their low supply of a drug need
." safeway. ingredients for life. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. en >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage, it's wjz. maryland's news station. >>> lighting the night. washington monument illuminated in a decade's old tradition. >> thousands gathered to kick off the holidays tonight. >> you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> fire works, laser light, music, and food. wjz is live and we have all the holiday cheer. >> reporter: that's right. the monument lighting is one of baltimore's premier community events. this year's ceremony did not disappoint. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the mayor joins her fellow baltimoreians to ring in the 2012 holiday season. the 21st annual lighting of the washington monument is a time- honored city tradition featuring a fire works and laser light show. >> have you ever been that close to fire works? >> no. >> was that cool or scary? >> cool and scary at th
there. but first our top story live here at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that's relevant is the acknowledgement that if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, that we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. p what i've suggested is let's essentially put a down payment on taxes. let's let tax rates on the upper income folks go up. and then let's set up a proce
to the spike in shootings. every city officer must spend two days per week on foot control. and they are using two weeks to find people with a his history of violent crime. it may be the holiday season but city police aren't in much of a giving mood. their purpose for staying business like these is a stepped up effort to get people associated with vie lention you have a the street. he runs the effort. >> targeting violent offenders in the city, running backgrounds, we know they are wanted for violence. >> the two week warrant to serve outstanding warrants. homicides in baltimore fell below 200 last year but this year they have pasted that benchmark. as of this morning there has been over 200 homicides same time last year there was 146. police like to strike during dawn while the victims are sleeping. 24-year-old robert was picked up three days ago on a warrant for armed robbery and gun violations. his record includes multiple arrests dating back to the age of 16. it was a frustrating morning for one squad they found people at home but not the offenders they were looking for. >> sometimes these
and suffering as they wait. former new york city mayor rudy guiliani joins us. good evening, mayor. >> how will this unravel? >> if you take them at their word, it sounds like the president is anxious to go over the fiscal cliff, and he leaves very little room for republicans to negotiate with him with a 1.7 trillion dollar tax increase, 50 billion more in stimulus spending, and absolutely no expenditure reductions that are going to take place right now. i mean, from the point of view of republicans, you're going to get more spending decreases if you go over the fiscal cliff than if you deal with president obama. >> greta: well, it appears to many in the city that it's politico check mate for the president. if we go over the fiscal cliff, what it means is the taxes will go up on the wealthy, the big earners. it also goes up on the middle class. i assume the middle class will look to the rawp republicans foe fact that their taxes come up so political check mate. >> i'm not so sure. president obama could avoid that very simply by putting maybe two or three to one expenditure reductions on th
new york city subway riders in shock. >> the victim here was caught between a train and the station and expired on the scene. >> reporter: police say 58-year-old kesu kahn was shoved in to the path of and oncoming train and was struck and killed. the driver of the train was so distraught, he had to be taken away in a wheelchair. tuesday, police apprehended a suspect for questioning. they believe he's the man seen in a heated argument with the victim on the subway platform before the violent confrontation. to identify the suspect, detectives poured over security video from area stores and took him into custody near the scene of the crime. meanwhile, haun's family and neighbors are grieving. >> feel bad to myself and to the family, you know. it is a tragedy. >> reporter: his wife was seen being comforted by priest and police detective after learning of her husband's tragic death. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> just a horrible story. well, elsewhere president obama could name his choices for two top cabinet posts in the next two weeks. one of those jobs may very well go to a republican. s
cameras in baltimore. city officials admit they found another camera recording inaccurate speeds. wjz is live on cold spring lane. adam may has the latest black eye for the program. >> reporter: no question, this is one of the busiest roads in baltimore. and this camera here has some issues. >> reporter: this speed camera on cold spring lane near falls road has recorded 11,000 speeders. but now, after a handful of challenges, eight tickets have been voided because the camera was recording inaccurate speeds. >> the camera is having some kind of glitch that we're told. but what kind of glitch, i really don't know. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the growing problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think this -- they should just give us all our money back. >> i think it's a money maker. >> how many have they not caught that they have made errors on? >> reporter: in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in
-thoosandth illegal gun taken off city streets so far this year. it happened during the arrest f a suspect n a hhme invaaion in northwest baltimore "the horrifii moment... oq:: the job that we're doing ut he" here." policc say a woman was assaulted by the suspecc during the breek in. there were also several children in the home at the time. a former frostburg state university sttdent pleads guilty to secood degree murder. she killed a fellow student who grew up in baltimore. baltimore.shanaa iggins plead guiltyyin allegany countt circuii court monday.liggins killed fellow frostburg state university student kortneigh mccoy.the murder happened after a fight at an off campus pome.in ourt, liggins apologizee and told the family she wish she could ake it back: "her thooghts and her apology, does nothing for the fact, i'm onny leettwith the memmry of a " child" liggin's faces up to 30 years in prisionn 3 tww city schools went into lockdown today.... one because of a missing inmate. inmate.police are searching for this man..... 25 year old travis lee wildes.he was last seen aroundd12:15 after walking
in a midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby. former republican senator allen simpson has a message, use the tools to sign up people for the can kicks back campaign to avoid the fiscal cliff and cut the national debt. the 81-year-old simpson went "gangnam style" to make his point. ♪ >> i have a bum knee. horse, horse. ride the horse. >> senator, thank you for that. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> the best part is the underwater robot for a place that doesn't have water. >> maybe it's a pool. >> yes. >> and they need to inspect it. >> counter-terrorism measures in the backyard. you never know. good morning, everyone. getting out the door this morning, it's very cold up in new england. tell you what, the lack of snow is really becoming a slightly alarming especially if you have any interest in snowy weather recreation or skiing or ice skating or maybe you like to go snowmobiling. the northern half of the country is sparse. 7% of the country has snow
in oakland. much cooler to the west. still 56 in ocean city. temperatures right now, running about 10 to as much as 22 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. now, tomorrow, chilly. high pressure over the region. that means it am be -- will be a cool day tomorrow, especially compared to what we've seen the last few days. so don't forget your winter coat tomorrow. >> thank you. time to check in with kristy breslin for our first look at the roads. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents out there to deal with. first, loch raven at giddings avenue. also, york road at towson town boulevard. traveling falls road, we have a crash there at ruxton road as well. east 33rd at frisbee street. and as far as delays go, nothing too serious. but top side inner loop, to harford road, average speed with 30 miles purhour. and still slowing on the inner loop as well. from 95 to 70. let's take a live look. as you can see, a bit of congestion there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg.
was originally arrested for burglary. >>> city police reach a milestone, taking their 1,000th gun of the year off the streets. despite the accomplishment, the bloodshed conditions -- continues. wjz is live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren digs deeper into the challenges ahead. >> reporter: and we're talking about lives here, vic. city police said they will continue to focus on gun crimes and violent offenders. the mayor said it is no cause for celebration. but it is an accomplishment she highlighted. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun taken off the streets of baltimore this year. the mayor and commissioner held a press conference, trumpeting the accomplishment at the crime scene. >> we are, again, relentless in our pursuit, to make sure that every neighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood. and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> i wanted to see 1,000 cases solved. >> reporter: daphne alston knows firsthand the impact of gun violence. her son was murdered five years ago. she councils with -- counsels
for the year. >> what a great event. i live in phillies and friday nights in the city is filled with people and army thought they had it, but 11 straight. >> clayton: come on, army. let's check in with maria in for rick. >> good morning, everyone, we'll see a big shift in the weather pattern we've seen the last several weeks, very mild across the country and temperatures above average and enjoying basically very mild conditions for late fall and also early december, but a reality check is in store for many of us, out west and across portions of the upper midwest and air from canada is going to dip downward and we're seeing the novell. and current temperatures starting to feel the impact. and 21 right now in denver, 8 degrees in rapid city and 30 over in minneapolis and of course the cool air will continue to expand eastward across the plains and further east as we head into basically next week. and high temperatures only 15 for your high over in rapid city and 32 over in minneapolis and 22 degrees in the city of denver and feeling very cold out here. as i mentioned we have snowfall and a la
rock in new york city. >>> the effort to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is now a two-man operation. president obama and speaker boehner. thank you. nobody else will be in the room. with 24 days before a year-end deadline, "the new york times" says boehner made the request to clear the negotiation room going forward, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his mess dwrooj the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his social media campaign. while sitting around the kitchen table, he told the family he felt optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle class taxes do not go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done
in police custody. >> the state has less than 30 days to file an appeal. officials in ocean city say they don't need a closer look. most of the problems were a long the bay. the toughest loss in ocean city dodged we did lose part of the fishing pier, was big news. the easternmost portion of the fishing pier. that has been contracted to be rebuilt. >> the pier should be up and running by the summer. >> all eyes on main street and wall street when the november jobs report will be released. tara mergener is live with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. we are all bracing for a nov. very grim jobs report with unemployment still hovering at about 7.9%. this is the first report since hurricane sandy. the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff. if that issue is not resolved in time, we will have uncertainty in the new year. at this point, the negotiations are now down to president obama and john boehner. >> we mentioned superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. ret
and new england as well and in the big town of new york city. too shy ofg. 10 shy in maine . portions of the northern plains. there goes my ride . 50s in dixie land and portions of the gulf coast. i am glad you asked. next map shows you on thursday. almost 60 in kansasy city. temperatures in the cents in texas and gulf coast down through florida. 42 will be the high temperature here in new york city. smeeking of new york city. live on our plasa. we did this last year and they are back again. say hello to reverend rob shank with faith and action. we have a live nativity scene. >> you do. it is the same one that played out in front of the united states can supreme court. we are sending a powerful message to washington d.c. and doing it here in new york. >> steve: what are the thrings. >> how was the reception. >> it was very good. people streamed out of all of the federal buildings and we get idea that supreme court justices get a glimpse of we have stantial rights and that includes faith and freedom of speech and assembly. while this is the real reason for the season, we have to exerci
that washington smends too much. another story that everyone is talking about. kansas city chief's player who murdered his girlfriend, shot her nine times and killed himself. brad underwood has more from kansas city. good morning, brad. >> good morning, it has been an emotional high and low in the last couple of days in kansas city. they are continuing to learn more about the events leading up with the incident with javon and his girlfriend casandra perkins and what will happen to zoe. javon's mother the raise the three month old in long island. funeral arrangements haven't been made for casandra or javon. the first thing out of the head coach's mouth. thoughts and prayers going out to both families. javon a starter of the kansas city chiefs and his girlfriend was active in the organization as well and finding out more about the head injuries. stemming from a argument that happened friday night as casandra came home late from a concert. he shot her four times and then came here and took his life . continuing what will happen in the next coming days. they have not made funeral arrangements for
on in the northeast, new york city and into the boston area, we will see a couple of rain showers later on today. lynn? >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up, the big business of those obnoxiously ugly christmas sweaters. plus, new job numbers are out this morning. and we've got some shocking, new details about that horrific garment factory fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. al
. >> reporter: the outskirts of amascus have become a grttleground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. syrian rebels say they're closing in on the capital street by street. ow within their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resuppl
toward really slimming down citi by the new ceo. he has a quote in here saying these actions are logical next steps in citi's transformation and says they're committed to strategy that continues to leverage in the global banking market. if you go through the list of where these jobs are actually coming from, institutional clients group which is investment banking a quarter of the job cuts are going to come from there. my 2013 predictions i said that group would slim down by half. interesting that they are cutting a big chunk of that group. global consumer banking is responsible for 35% of the cuts and then going on through the other business lines like citi holdings, those are responsible for smaller portion of those jobs. citi getting smaller. a billion dollars going to be the pretax charge in the fourth quarter of next year. 11,000 jobs a big move from the new ceo over there. carl? >> all right. thank you very much, kayla. we're reading through the release right now ourselves. big strategic move. >> how many people work at this bank? i feel like they've been firing forever. citi did no
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the southeastern conference as well. good for him. >>> new video leased by the kansas city police shows jovan belcher before his death. one shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping behind the wheel in his car. he was not arrested but police determined he had been drinking. now, belcher told police he was going to the apartment to see a woman. police say he shot his girlfriend later that morning. then himself. >>> we are getting details on a second nfl tragedy in as many weeks. so what's going on with pro football? mark mckay has more. >> reporter: jerry brown jr., a dallas cowboy's practice squad linebacker was killed early saturday in a one-vehicle crash in irving, texas. the 25-year-old brown was a passenger driven by cowboys' teammate josh brent. police arrested and booked the 24-year-old brent, a defensive lineman into the irving city jail on one count of intoxicating manslaughter. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those
>>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> team tragedy, a cowboys player killed in a car crash. now his teammate booked on serious charges. reactions from the storied franchise. >> good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. it's another tragedy for the nfl. one player is dead and another facing manslaughter charges. a fatal drunk driving accident. >> skid marks line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a teammate. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes saturday morning. the lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown, a member of the team's practice squad. brown was unrespon
in baltimore city already passing the two ordered mark this year, police are cracking down on a -- 200 mark this year, but police are cracking down on violent offenders. the mayor and police commissioner congratulated officers to meet their 1000 gun arrests this year. police work to get the bad guys off the street and slow down the spiking crime. >> it may be the holiday season, but city police are not in much of a giving mood. their purpose of paying visits like these all over the city this morning -- a stepped-up effort to get people associated with violence of the st.. >> is targeting. >> the lt. runs the effort -- he has the warrant apprehension taskforce. >> targeting violent backgrounds, wanted on a warrant for violence. >> the effort to serve us standing warrants has been intended to slow a familiar sight. homicides in baltimore fell below 200 last year, but this year they have passed that benchmark. as of this morning, there have been 204, sides. the same time last year, 186. police like to strike before dawn. among those caught, man well known because of their history. 124-year-old
new york city over the next hour and a half. a little light area of showers is going to roll through. but look at this afternoon. 73 on the mall in washington, d.c. it's going to be 63 in new york. 70 in atlanta. it's not like it's frigid behind this either. it's still going to be pretty mild. the east coast tomorrow slightly cooler. but by december standards, still unbelievably warm map. joe and meeka, there is no cold air coming our way. there is no sign of any snowstorms either. this is going to continue it looks like for another week. >> i'll take it. thank you. >> fantastic. thanks a lot. greatly appreciate it. >>> now, mica, let's go to sports. last night i cannot believe you are such an nfl fan while you're watching one direction you are also watching monday night football. >> i watched it on the big screen. >> did you really? >> yeah. >> that's not right. robert griffin iii making his monday night football debu. rg-3 finds running room along the leave side. he's got the first down and much more. but as he goes down, the ball pops loose right into the waiting arms of josh morg
tapes and the alleged murder/suicide involving kansas city chiefs play er javon belcher. >>> and there's no plan to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff. broken record, broken record. i'm christine romans in today for john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, president obama standing his ground over the fight in the fiscal cliff. americans face crushing tax hikes and severe spending cuts in 27 days if democrats and republicans cannot come together on a deal. by the way, congress breaks for the holidays in ten days. slash that number. in an interview with bloomberg news, the president made it crystal clear he's not about to blink on the issue of tax hikes for the wealthiest americans. >> we'll have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> white house correspondent dan lothian joins us live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, dan. >> good to see you. >> here's the deal. we have republicans pitted against democrats. now we understand there are issues amongst republicans as well. >> that's right. the
prompted a debate about gun control. abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: relatives of kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. >> we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. >> reporter: belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, saturday. tonight her family releasing this statement saying "please keep us in your hearts and prayers, as well as the belcher family, for two lives were lost." and here inside the chiefs' practice facility, you can see his locker is still filled with all of his gear. the team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. the incident reignited the gun control debate. sportscaster bob costas taking a stand on sunday night football. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: today chiefs head coach, romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. >> all i know is a player with a gun and i know it's not a good thing. >> reporter: but what drove belcher to kill? was it a hea
live to the white house for that. also, as the city grieves over an nfl player's tragic breaking point, new debates today about gun control and domestic violence. you'll hear both. but first, the u.s. has long believed syria has a huge stockpile of chemical weapons. now new concerns that chemical arsenal is on the move. secretary of state hillary clinton today issuing another stern warning against syria, using these weapons. the syrian foreign ministry quick to respond here saying it would not use chemical weapons against its people if it had any, but this announcement as turkey is sending warplanes to its border with syria after the syrian military bombed a nearby town of ras al-ain. you can hear that and see the smoke. this is the turkish side of the border. this is fueling more fears that more of syria's violence will spill into its neighbor to the north, being turkey. security concerns are prompting the u.n. to announce it is pulling nonessential personnel out of syria. want to bring in fran townsend, our cnn national security contributor and member of the cia external advisory com
they do believe the greater the stranglehold they have on regime forces in the city of aleppo grows, the greater the likelihood is that in a desperate attempt to somehow either regain control or wreak mass havoc on the population, the regime would not hesitate when it comes to employing these types of weapons. and of course, when it does come to chemical warfare, there is very little if anything anyone here can do to protect themselves against that. >> well, that was the follow. do they have any defenses, are there any defenses and what are they doing to prepare for the prospect if they think that it's real? >> reporter: they have nothing. they have absolutely nothing. the people here have not had anything to begin with to protect themselves from the bullets and the bombs, and most certainly when it comes to chemical warfare, they have no defenses whatsoever, bearing in mind, too, that this is a population that is not just struggling with the violence and the ongoing strikes and artillery raining around them, it is also a population that is barely able to make ends meet. the prices
both left dead. >>> from secretary of state to new york city mayor a new report says new york city mayor michael bloomberg called hillary clinton and urged her to run for mayor in 2013. bloomberg said clinton would be a perfect choice to manage the big apple. she has no interest in running. clinton is retiring as secretary of state. that's your 5@5:00. >>> the ball is back in president obama keerts. house republicans unveiling a bold proposal to avoid a so-called fiscal cliff. the white house didn't waste any time attacking it. kelly wright is live in washington with more on this. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to you. the back and forth is continuing in a letter with president obama. american people expect leaders to find fair middle ground with the nation's most pressing challenges. with that they propose is a counter over for the fiscal cliff. the republican plan has will00 billion for tax freerm 900 billion in mandatory spending cuts and 300 billion in discretionary cuts. the proposal falls short of what the president wants and cannot be taken seriously. >>> we understand
, because it will kill everybody in a wide swath of a city or a base. >> how do you have to -- do you have to dismantle the stuff on the ground? >> you have to dismantle it. apparently there are teams out there that could possibly go in at some point. there are 18-man teams, but you have to fight your way in. that's the problem. we're talking about an invasion of syria to really secure these sites. at the very last minute they could move it around. the intelligence is not perfect. the syrians could explode it in the middle of an attack. you just don't know. there are no good options for disposing of this stuff. >> is it known how much he has? >> i don't know how much he has. for me, the important thing is and i keep on getting this question, we heard this about iraq, they had weapons of mass destruction. >> people are skeptical about it as a pretext by getting involved in syria. >> ints, anderson. i assure the u.s. intelligence committee was deep into their binary agents and knows about it. this is not being hyped at any level. >> let me push back on this. if this has existed in syria for
that rebels surround the city of damascus which has been an assad stronghold. secretary of state hillary clinton says that bash ar al assad is assad-of- could use chemical weapons to hold on to power and told cbs news, not clear she can negotiate an exit pnd tends to recognize the syrian opposition as the representative of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you noor. >>> in washington this morning, just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. later on this afternoon the president will travel across the potomac river to northern virginia to meet a middle-class family to make the self-evident point if the there is a deal and taxes are raised by about $2,000 they'll be
the show on a high note. bill: i'm building up to it. martha: it's christmastime in the city. how ab go with that. martha: let's go with that. you go with that too. "happening now" starts right now. see you back here on monday, everybody,. jon: breaking this hour a tsunami warning has been lifted following 57.3 magnitude earthquake in japan. the quake striking off the northeastern coast but felt as far away as tokyo. japanese authorities say no problems are detoebgted at the nuclear power plants closes to the epicenter. it triggered a three foot tsunami in the same area devastated in last year's disaster. no deaths reported. more on this story out of japan coming up in a live report. jenna: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: house speaker john boehner coming out on top. what was the intra party skirmish all about? we have the answers. a big seat to fill, they call him the king maker. conservative senator jim demint calling it quits who. will step in and what the change will mean for the next congress. if you're looking for an out of this world vacation, yes, you can hav
to core respond with news accounts from the city. foxess conor powell is covering syria live from our mideast bureau. what is the latest. >> reporter: as part of this sur push to topple the bashar al-assad we've seen heavy fighting in damascus, particularly around the airport. rebels are focusing in on that area. in the past three or four days we've seen all international flights in and out of the airport canceled. rebels have issued a warning saying civilians should leave the area. they've declared it a military zone. if rebels do take that airport it would be a major defeat for the bashar al-assad. it would cut off an important supply line for the bashar al-assad regime which relies on that airport to get supplies in and out. there are reports the rebels have gained access to heavy syrian tanks and other heavy weapons. much of the fighting is street to street, block to block, house to house, urban combat at its worst. hillary clinton says the events in syria are accelerating, and both sides are talking about some way to try to find some type of resolution to this war in syria that h
perkins? according to the kansas city star perkins and belcher were madly in love but argued of late. the star added many people knew that belcher owned guns and enjoyed shooting but they'd never known him to be violent. not even close. nbc's bob costas on sunday night football took on the gun issue and started a twitter firestorm. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city-based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. >> we'll talk about guns and crimes and domestic violence in a minute. first, casey wian is in kansas city this morning with the chiefs. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good morning, carol. police here are continuing to investigate why a successful national football league player and new father killed the mother of his child and then himself. the latest fatal tragedy involving an nfl player b
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. is the u.s. becoming the new saudi america? >>> new details in the murder/suicide involving kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher. what the 911 tapes reveal about the final moments of this slain girlfriend. >> a lot to talk about this morning over our next two hours. we will be talking with stephanie cutter, the former companisy campaign manager of president obama's re-election campaign. howard kurtz the host of "cnn's reliable sources" lauren ashburn, republican from texas, congressman jeb hensarling with us, randy weingarten, president of the american federation of teachers. all guests this morning. wednesday, december 5th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, president obama putting his foot down. he says no tax hikes for the wealthy, no deal. america hits that fiscal cliff in 27 days and that means tax hikes and deep spending cuts if the democrats and the republicans can't come together in some kind of a deal and with just ten days remaining until congress is scheduled to go home for the holidays, the clock ticking. here's what he told bloo
to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and state to light up at the stroke of midnight. while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. >> this is what you assume the stores will look like. or something along these lines? >> yes. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: once a high profile at microsoft, this man is now preparing to open as many as two dozen high-end marijuana shots in washington and colorado. yesterday he'll be called a drug dealer within today an entrepreneur. >> our target market is baby boomers. folks who maybe tried it in college, maybe they didn't inhale but now it's actually safe to inhale. >> reporter: he's already working on packaging and attractive displays for future clients. the state liquor control board has a year to regulate and license the growing, processing and retailing of marijuana here. all of it taxable at a very high 25%. >> we're looking at the potential of bringing in more
pills. >> brian: headlines coming your way. former new york city mayor koch in the hospital. he is treated for a respiratory infection. second time he was hospitalized in the last three months. house votes on restoring lifetime protection for former president. they limit it to 10 years. the push because of national security concerns and former presidents taking on more active roles. gretchen? >> gretchen: thank you, brian. they were some of the most popular presidents in u.s. history and all elected to a second term. but it couldn't save them from the dreaded second term curse. it dated back to 1936 when president roosevelt won 46 out of 48 states. he used those results in an attempt to shake up the supreme court and that tarnished his reputation. fast forward to 1984. president reagan's economic recovery turned 49 of the 50 states red. the inran contraservice surface americans didn't like being kept in the dark . then the scandal impossible to forget. >> i want you to listen to me. i will say it again. i did not have sexual relations with that woman: >> gretchen: nick is a pres
. think they about amsterdam, right? holland's famous port city has about 780,000 people. drugs there are technically illegal but they've been tolerated since the 1970s. seattle is a port city, too, a little smaller than amsterdam. as of this week, marijuana is legal across the whole state in amounts up to one ounce. what can seattle and the rest of american expect to happen in areas with legalized pot? i asked an amsterdam journalist. >> they don't have to fear any increased -- that's my experience here in amsterdam. a lot of foreigners are coming to buy -- it's not heroin or cocaine. it's cannabis, marijuana. there are strong regulations, people who are under 18 can't buy it. the mayor checks every coffee shops every year. the police are checking it. they aren't allowed to sell any more than five grams per customer. >> so are you saying that it's an irrational fear that they have, that it's going to increase the crime rate, that it's going to be violent and there's an undercover factor -- >> yes. >> you think that's an irrational fear? >> yeah. i think it's an irrational fear.
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